Stories tagged with: Muskingum Behavioral Health

July 22, 2013 - 4:12pm
2 years 1 week ago

The untimely death of Hollywood actor and star of Glee, Cory Monteith is a good example that drug abuse affects everyone.

Muskingum Behaviorial Health CEO, Steve Carrel says that just because someone looks healthy does not mean he is.

"He doesn't fit what most people think the stereotype of a drug addict is when in reality he could be the poster child for people addicted to painkillers," said Carrel.

Carrel says that the largest demographic for pain killer abuse...

June 18, 2013 - 6:26pm
2 years 6 weeks ago

I scream, you scream . . . for alcoholic ice cream. The rephrased childhood chant, is the slogan for a type of alcoholic infused product, that may be on Ohio liquor store shelves soon,

Under current Ohio state law, food and confections cannot have any more than one percent alcohol. Tucked away in the state budget bill, that congress began debating on Tuesday, is a proposal that would allow foods to contain up to 20 percent.

"Senator Hite, is worried about Ohio falling behind...

June 11, 2013 - 6:31pm
2 years 7 weeks ago

Concerned citizens, health care workers, law enforcers, educators, social services and more have been trying to fight the drug problem in Muskingum County

In 2012, The Drug Coalition of Muskingum County, was created to build plans and activities to address this issue.

"Last June, we put together what needs to be done first just right off the top of our heads,” said Muskingum Behavioral Health CEO Steve Carrel. “And we wrote all of those down and different teams...

June 3, 2013 - 2:16pm
2 years 8 weeks ago

Ohio Attorney General Mike Dewine says synthetic drugs are being tweaked to stay legal.

Monday, Dewine met with the Ohio Pharmacy Board to discuss ways to ban newly created versions of drugs that escape the chemical definitions of state laws. Muskingum Behavioral Health CEO Steve Carrel says these drugs are altered and highly dangerous.

"They are variations on other drugs, K2 spice is synthetic marijuana basically it's plant material sprayed with certain materials to give...

May 14, 2013 - 2:00pm
2 years 11 weeks ago

The Federal Government's Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration has launched an anti-drinking campaign called, "Talk. They Hear You." The goal of the new campaign is for parents to talk to their kids about the dangers of drinking alcohol.

"Underage drinking is a national public health issue and it has lots of serious implications. So SAMHSA wanted to do something positive to encourage parents to just sit down and have conversations with their children...

April 26, 2013 - 6:52pm
2 years 13 weeks ago

An Ohio state representative plans to introduce a bill to make medical marijauna use legal in Ohio. Some people are skeptical of its benefits.

State Representative Bob Hagan says he is tired of watching people suffer who would otherwise benefit from the drug. Executive Director of Muskingum Behavioral Health, Steve Carrel says marijuana use comes with its own set of negative health concerns.

"We know that that anything smoked increases cancer, increases heart rates and...

April 23, 2013 - 3:39pm
2 years 14 weeks ago

Stealing unused or expired prescription medications is one top ways drug abusers feed their habit.

This Saturday you will have a chance to properly dispose of old medication. It's a partnership between the Muskingum County Sheriff's Office, The Health Department, Genesis Health Care Systems, Muskingum Behavioral Health, Northside Pharmacy, and the Drug Enforcement Agency..

"North Side told us they would take liquids and they would dispose of them,” said Muskingum...

April 11, 2013 - 6:37pm
2 years 15 weeks ago

Muskingum Behavioral Health Services will soon be seeing money from Ohio's casinos.

The organization will receive a small portion of revenue from gambling houses across the state which will go towards screening residents for gambling problems and giving treatments and interventions to people with gambling problems.

"We are screening all of our clients through the months of April, May and June just to see how many clients have been impacted by problem gambling and...

March 21, 2013 - 5:41pm
2 years 18 weeks ago

The Coalition for Healthy and Drug-Free Muskingum discussed their ideas and initiatives during their hour and a half meeting Thursday morning. The discussion focused on what drugs are most prevalent in Muskingum County, how it's affecting people and what they are doing to stop it from happening.

"We're looking at ways that we can start addressing the needs of babies being born addicted, those numbers are skyrocketing in our area," said Steve Carrel, CEO of Muskingum...

March 12, 2013 - 12:23pm
2 years 20 weeks ago

Local drug counselors see Medicaid expansion as a chance to treat a segment of our community left in a funding gap.

Muskingum Behavioral Health's Steve Carroll Steve Carrel said that childless adults make up a large percentage of those not funded by the current Medicaid plans.

Even though they are labeled as childless, they may have children that are claimed by the mothers.

"If those folks alone could get Medicaid coverage they would be eligible to get their addiction...

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